|Roaster Location:||Minneapolis, Minnesota|
|Coffee Origin:||Pichincha, northern Ecuador|
|Review Date:||January 2020|
Blind Assessment: Round, sweet, complex, original. Magnolia, musk, lemon verbena, maple syrup, complex fruit (peach, jackfruit) in aroma and cup. Balanced, sweetly low-toned in structure; buoyant and satiny in mouthfeel. Rich, round, pungently layered finish: peach, magnolia.
Notes: This coffee is sold only as a part of the Paradise Roasters Rare Coffees Tour subscription series. Eugenioides is a species of coffee that botanists believe spontaneously crossed with Robusta to create the Arabica species 10,000 to 25,000 years ago. Over the last few years some farms have experimented with producing small volumes of pure Eugenioides. Marked by great sweetness coupled with often savory-leaning complexity, Eugenioides can produce an original and striking cup. This is a dry-processed or “natural” version, meaning the beans were dried inside the fruit rather than after the fruit has been removed, as is the case with wet-processed or “washed” coffees. Paradise Roasters specializes in micro-lot Arabica and Robusta coffees from Asia and other emerging origins. The company prides itself on quality and freshness, craft-roasting coffees in small batches only after orders are placed. Visit www.paradiseroasters.com or call 763-433-0626 for more information.
The Bottom Line: Both surprising in aromatics and richly reassuring in sweetness and balance. Look for this very rare coffee when it comes around again in 2020 at Paradise Roasters.